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Debbie Brett

Debbie Brett

Partner, Commercial & Regulatory Law

Location: Reading
Qualified as a solicitor: 1999

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Debbie Brett is a partner in our Corporate & Commercial team.

She advises on all aspects of commercial and regulatory law and is also experienced in handling commercial disputes. This includes the ability to advise on the project management of commercial transactions, including risk identification and allocation, negotiation, drafting and advising on appropriate documentation.

Debbie has particular expertise in intellectual property and advertising, marketing and brand protection, including advising on legal issues around copy and the defence of current campaigns.

In addition, she can provide advice in relation to regulatory and compliance matters, including online trading, GDPR and data protection and anti-bribery and offer bespoke training on business regulation and compliance.

Debbie frequently deals with regulators on behalf of clients, such as the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Charity Commission

She trained at the firm, becoming a partner in 2006, and is also responsible for managing the firm's programme for trainee solicitors

Debbie was previously a guest Editor of the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy, published by Henley Business School, and has produced articles for legal guide Lexis Nexis. She is recommended for her expertise in The Legal 500

Examples of recent work

  • Advising a designer and manufacturer of hardware solutions across retail, hospitality, banking and finance sectors in connection with ongoing trade mark matters including oppositions to existing UK and EU registrations before the UK IPO and EUIPO, negotiation and documentation of coexistence terms.
  • Acting for a pet food manufacturer in successful defence of High Court trade mark infringement proceedings. Read more here.
  • Advising an independent boarding school in connection with an investigation under fire safety legislation.
  • Advising numerous companies, schools and charities in connection with the successful implementation of policies and procedures to comply with the requirements of GDPR, including a major charity providing careers advice and information to young people across the south east of England which included complex data sharing arrangements.
  • Advising an innovative tech company on its customer facing commercial agreements for its blockchain based service which supports clients by maintaining an immutable chain of evidence in respect of digital evidence data.      

How I Can Help You

  • Commercial contracts & agreements
  • Data protection
  • Freedom of Information
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Intellectual property
  • Insolvency - personal and corporate
  • Marketing, advertising and brand protection
  • Regulatory & compliance matters

Professional Memberships:

Member, Society for Computers and Law
Member, The Law Society

Education:
Leeds Metropolitan University, CPE and LPC
University of Leeds, BA (Hons) History

Accreditations & Awards:
Recommended, The Legal 500

What Our Clients Say

“Debbie Brett specialises in commercial contracts and is also recommended for her experience in disputes.”

“Blandy & Blandy did an excellent job on delivering a training session to our line managers, the training was enjoyable and informative.”

“Debbie is a quite frankly excellent and a trusted advisor.”

“Many thanks for all your professional and helpful support and advice on this matter over the last couple of years.”

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